Tuesday, June 2, 2020

WATERMELON RIND CURRY (No onion No garlic)

Here is a delicious curry made with the watermelon rind that we usually discard after enjoying the juicy fruit part. It is easy to make and has no onion and garlic. I would recommend you to give it a try.

Water melon rind - 2 cups (cut into cubes)
Tomatoes ............. 3
Coriander leaves .... handful
Asafoetida .......... 2-3 pinches
Coriander powder .. 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp
Amchoor powder ............. 1/2 tsp (dry mango powder)
Cumin powder ................... 1 tsp
Turmeric powder .............. 1/2 tsp
Panch Phoran .................... 1 tbsp (see recipe- HERE )
Salt ...................... to taste
Oil ................... 2-3 tbsps

1. Heat oil in a pan and add the asafoetida .
2. Next add the panch phoran. Saute it a bit until you get a nice aroma of the spices.
3.Tip in the chopped tomatoes and simmer them until they are soft.
4. Mash them with the spatula.
5. Add the salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and Kashmiri chilli powder.
6. Add little water. Simmer it until everything is blended and oil starts to separate.
7. Now add the water melon rind cubes and saute.
8. Cover the pan and cook on low flame until they are slightly tender.
9. Now add about 1 cup water or little more if you want some gravy.
10. Check the salt. Cover the pan and cook the curry for 6-7 minutes or until done.
11. Finally add the amchoor powder / dry mango powder and coriander leaves.
12. Dish it out and serve with rotis/ rice

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  1. Sounds absolutely delicious different from what I tried out but yes yummy.

    1. Thanks Archana. Even I made for the first time and really liked it.

  2. My mom makes this but in a different way. I like your version with panch phoran, will add so much more taste to the dish. A good way to use the watermelon rind which we generally discard.

    1. Thanks Renu. I would love to try out your mom's recipe too.Do share it

  3. Panch phoron adds such an aromatic flavour to any dish. Making watermelon rind curry with it makes it tempting. A few days back I made watermelon rind sabji but a dry version. Next time definitely trying this one.

    1. Thanks Mayuri. I also love to try out in different ways.


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